Harald Fosse > Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
Universitetsgata 7
Oslo, 0164
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Work Department

Construction, Public Procurement


Harald Fosse is an expert in construction, contract law, and procurement law. He assists public and private clients in procurement processes, project management and dispute resolution.

He advises construction clients in their strategic decision-making processes during the planning of large construction projects, and has contributed to several of the Norwegian Standards in procurement contracts for the industry. Harald is a well-regarded construction lawyer, particularly noted for his skills in negotiations and dispute resolution. He is a popular public speaker, regularly speaking at events hosted by Standard Online and the Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists. He also holds extensive experience as a litigator in all courts.

His clients include a range of companies in the building and construction sectors, with special attention on the prefab industry.


Professional experience
  • 2021 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2003 – 2020 Partner, Grette
  • 1993 – 2003 Senior Associate, DLA Piper
  • 1998 – 2002 Head of Legal Department, Landsforeningen for Bygg og Anlegg
  • 1994 – 1995 Senior Associate, Landsforeningen for Bygg og Anlegg
  • 1993 – 1994 Publishing Editor, Grøndahl Dreyer Forlag AS, Legal Department
  • 1991 – 1993 Deputy Judge, Vesterålen District court
  • 1990 – 1991 Associate, Advokatfirma Sætre, Skien


  • 1996   Lawyers’ practising certificate
  • 1990   Law degree, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Public procurement

At Advokatfirmaet Hjort, the team is well versed in assisting large international and domestic construction companies with public procurement matters relating to major construction and building projects. Practice co-head Heddy Ludvigsen specialises in public procurement law, and has extensive expertise in advising public entities and bidders on all stages of procurement processes, and practice co-head Harald Fosse is well known for his experience in construction law.